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Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf Celebrates 147 Years

Published on: September 10, 2019


The oldest, working wooden wharf in California which has survived storms, tornadoes, and fires, is billed as “Santa Barbara’s #1 Attraction!” Built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns for unloading of ship passengers and cargo to shore, Santa Barbara’s Stearns Wharf celebrates its birthday — during the month of October 2019 ask wharf merchants about anniversary specials.

What to see & do on Stearns Wharf


  • Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room with views.
  • Char West Charburgers, cheeseburgers and  fish & chips.
  • The Harbor Restaurant with  Santa Barbara’s most beautiful restaurant view.
  • Longboard’s Beach Bar and Grill offers casual, ocean view dining.
  • Moby Dick Restaurant, great for breakfast!
  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Company is a delicious crab place near the end of the Wharf.
  • Devil and the Deep Blue Sea specializes in toys and gifts guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone.
  • Mother Stearns Candy Company features hundreds of varieties of candy.
  • The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company offers 32 flavors of fine ice creams and sherberts, handmade locally.


  • Celebration Cruises luxury 42-Passenger yacht offers cruises, whale watching, seasonal tours.
    Madame Rosinka Palm, Tarot Card, and Psychic readings.
  • Natures Own Gallery offers shells,jewelry, candles, designer gifts.
  • Old Wharf Trading Company is the largest general merchandise store on the wharf.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is a must see for ocean-loving visitors seeking to learn & explore.
    Santa Barbara Water Taxi featuring Lil’ Toot
  • Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle meets the needs of the salt-water angler.
  • Topside Resort Wear the largest clothing store on the wharf.


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